Harry Mount

The National Trust is spoiling beautiful places in the name of people who’ll never visit them

15 November 2014 9:00 am

Why do we ruin beautiful places to make them appeal to those who’ll never visit anyway?

Ski helmets: everyone’s doing it now

The Schumacher effect: ski helmets and the grim power of celebrity

8 November 2014 9:00 am

For a melancholy example of the power of celebrity, head to the Alps. Since Michael Schumacher’s accident last December in…

It’s time to shave that beard: the decade of the hipster is over

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Take heart: the age of the stupid beard is coming to an end

Knockout lemon sorbet: Gelateria Bonaparte

Napoleon's birthplace feels more Italian than French

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Napoleon’s birthplace, Casa Buona-parte, in Ajaccio, Corsica’s capital, is pretty grand. It has high ceilings, generous, silk-lined rooms and a…

Here comes Boris! The next Tory leadership fight has just begun

9 August 2014 9:00 am

The next Tory leadership battle has just begun

How the internet can – and should – destroy estate agents

28 June 2014 9:00 am

The internet can – and should – bring it about

What made Romans LOL?

7 June 2014 9:00 am

At the beginning of The Art of Poetry, Horace tells a story that, he promises, will make anyone laugh: ‘If…

To be topp at lat., throw your Cambridge Latin Course away

3 May 2014 9:00 am

The wisest words about learning Latin were said by that gifted prep-school boy, Nigel Molesworth: ‘Actually, it is quite easy…

The German devotion to high culture is quite shaming

26 April 2014 9:00 am

The 300th anniversary of George I coming to the British throne on 1 August 1714 is big news in his…

How to buy your way into the British establishment

22 March 2014 9:00 am

What money can buy in the modern British establishment

The case against London cabbies

1 February 2014 9:00 am

It’s time to end the archaic privileges of London taxi drivers

Sir Peregrine Worsthorne

'The pure pleasure of annoying people' - Peregrine Worsthorne at 90

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Peregrine Worsthorne, at 90, on age, Thatcher, the public schools and the pleasure of annoying people

The men who demolished Victorian Britain

23 November 2013 9:00 am

Anyone with a passing interest in old British buildings must get angry at the horrors inflicted on our town centres…

Notes on… Motoring in Greece and Italy

16 November 2013 9:00 am

‘Buy on the bullets’ is the cry of the most ruthless stockbrokers — invest just before a war, after the…

Horace and Me, by Harry Eyres - review

6 July 2013 9:00 am

After Zorba the Greek, here comes Horace the Roman. The peasant Zorba, you’ll remember from the film, releases uptight, genteel…